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The Task Force for Global Health, founded nearly 40 years ago to advance health equity, works with partners in more than 150 countries to eliminate diseases, ensure access to vaccines and essential medicines, and strengthen health systems to protect populations. Expertise includes neglected tropical diseases and other infectious diseases; vaccine safety, distribution and access; and health systems strengthening. For more information, visit www.taskforce.org
Based at the Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, GA, and affiliated with Emory University, the
Neglected Tropical Diseases Support Center (NTD-SC) aims to optimize operational research to eliminate neglected tropical diseases which threaten the lives and well-being of millions of people in some of the world’s most marginalized communities. This work, conducted in close coordination with partners, addresses challenges facing each phase of the programs targeting the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): effectively scaling up to reach those at risk, successfully scaling down when their goals are reached, and finally sustaining the reductions achieved in disease prevalence. The NTD-SC serves as the secretariat for the Coalition for Operational Research on NTDs (COR-NTD), a global partnership focused on supporting this research agenda. The NTD-SC is actively pursuing an expanding portfolio focused on providing important services and support to the NTD community.
The Associate Director, Communications & Events Management serves as a primary liaison to partners, directs communications with key partners, donors, research partners, large international agencies and corporations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The Associate Director develops, promotes and coordinates the collaboration across researchers, national programs, the World Health Organization, and NGO partners to conduct operational research in support of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
SPECIFIC COMMUNICATIONS RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
MEETING AND EVENTS PLANNING
TRAVEL: Up to 15% domestic and international
NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.
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